Archive for year: 2023

Seniors Christmas Concert 2023

Seniors Christmas Concert 2023

Revesby Workers’ Club once again held its Seniors Christmas Concert on Tuesday 12 December 2023.

This popular annual event attracts over 400 senior members to enjoy a 2-course menu followed by a series of live festive performances and special guest appearances.

This year’s members were greeted by the one and only Mrs Claus and were gifted with our Revesby Workers’ 2024 Calendars. MC Jace opened the concert with the National Anthem, followed by speeches from our Club President Daryl Melham and Vice President Christine Butters.

Suzanna Mirana started the show off with “River Deep”, “Santa Baby”, “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer” and “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” which was followed by Robert Jeffery singing “Ain’t no Mountain”, “Please Mr Postman” , “I’ll be There” , “Last Christmas” , “My Girl” , and ”Shout” to name a few.

Jace, Sheryl, Suzanna and Robert ended the concert with “I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells”.

Thank you to everyone who attended the concert. Revesby Workers’ Club wishes you and your families a very safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you at next years Seniors Christmas Concert!

Melbourne Cup 2023

Melbourne Cup Lunch 2023

In celebration of the 2023 Melbourne Cup, Revesby Workers’ Club held a special lunch for our members on Tuesday 7 November. Guests enjoyed a mouth-watering 5-course lunch in Element with a selection of Tomich wines, our very own Workquiri cocktail, draught beers, live music by Mesa Groove and lucky door prizes for best dressed!

Thanks to everyone for a great race day.
Photos from the fun filled day are below!

Director Reports November 2023

Director Reports November 2023

A year has flown by since I had the honour to be elected to the Board of our club. Having been involved in Revesby Workers since a young age in Cricket and Snooker, and being a long-term member, I have taken great pleasure in seeing first hand that past values and thinking remain at the forefront of decision making.

I have enjoyed catching up with the various sub-clubs through the year, and am looking forward to building these relationships and providing support wherever possible. These clubs provide a special means for community connection and friendship amongst our members and often represent a significant part of people’s lives, sometimes from generation to generation within families.

As a Director I am also thankful to see in detail the significant level of past and ongoing commitment of the Board to providing substantial funds to the wider community. Every member who has been involved in Charity related activities deserve congratulations.

In the words of the modern philosopher Taylor Swift “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” We are all of course subject to the impacts of change, and there is certainly a fair bit of it in the air; Whether an increasingly digital world, changes in regulation affecting the industry, or evolving social expectations and demands. The Board will be alert in preparing to meet the challenges ahead, and I find it hard to imagine a better equipped team with respect to our excellent Staff and Management under the leadership of CEO Scott.

I, along with hopefully all members, am looking forward to exciting developments ahead, including the renovated auditorium. A new caterer has come on board at the newly named Sports Club at Spence Street from mid-October; members might check it out and even combine a meal with a dabble of twilight lawn bowls on Friday afternoons.

As the year comes towards an end, special thoughts go out to the families, friends and co-workers who have lost a loved one during the year.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

David Raper, Director

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all the HSC students (and their parents) who have completed their studies and are waiting expectantly for their exam and ATAR results and are taking the first steps to enter exciting new career paths, training and study options.

The Revesby Workers’ Club has for many years supported local students to achieve their goals through its Tertiary Scholarship Program and I urge all current HSC students whose parents are RWC members to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for one of our scholarships.  Applications open 1 December 2023 and close on 31 January 2023. Application packs can be requested from the Club’s Executive Assistant via email at tenielles@rwc.org.au.

To all other students I wish them a great holiday and rest over the holidays (Wednesday 20 December to Monday 29 January 2024) so that they can be ready for the new school year. The Club has a range of activities available for younger people during their holidays such as Zone Bowling and Flip Out located upstairs from the Brett Street entrance.

Revesby Workers’ Club continues to offer the Christmas activities as it did last year, including:

  • Christmas Day Lunches, including a ‘At Home’ option
  • Santa, Pet and Sensitive Photos sessions
  • Workers’ Giving Tree and Health Mates Food Drive, support Padstow Community Care
  • Christmas Toy and Ham & Pork Raffles

I would like to wish everyone a safe Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Linda Downey, Director

Executive Report November 2023

Dear Members,

At the time of writing this report, we have just held a General Meeting for the purpose of electing a Director to fill the vacancy left following the resignation of Kylie Wilkinson.

We would like to thank those members who attended the Club on Tuesday 3 October 2023 in order to vote at the General Meeting by-election.


We would like to congratulate Daniel Kurtz who was elected by the members at the General Meeting on Tuesday 3 October 2023 as Director to the Board of Revesby Workers’ Club Ltd.  Daniel is the 42nd Director appointed to the Club and his appointment sees our Board return to a Board of 7 Directors.

A number of our members would be familiar with Daniel due to his current Presidency of the Revesby Workers’ Football Club since 2019.  Daniel is also a Director of Bankstown District Football Association and has been since 2022.

Daniel has grown up in the area, attending a local school and is passionate about his volunteer role which enables him to give back to the community through sporting organisations that provide a structured and safe environment for people of all ages to participate and have fun.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management, we welcome Daniel to the Revesby Workers’ Club Board and look forward to working with him in the future.

Newly Elected Club Director Daniel Kurtz.


We are proud to once again offer the Revesby Workers’ Tertiary Scholarship Program. Application packs can be requested from 1 December 2023 and applications will be received up to and including 31 January 2024. As we did in 2023, the Club will be offering 2 x $3,000 university scholarships and 2 x $3,000 TAFE scholarships together with $500 scholarships to outstanding applicants who are not successful in obtaining the $3,000 scholarship.

The Club has dedicated funding of up to $35,000 for this program annually, which will fund the $3,000 scholarships and honour the previous recipients who each receive $500 for every subsequent year of study, subject to satisfactory results throughout their degree (up to 6 years).

If you have any questions in relation to the 2024 Tertiary Scholarship Program or would like to request an application pack from 1 December 2023, please contact the Club’s Executive Assistant, Tenielle Symington on (02) 8707 6912 or tenielles@rwc.org.au.


The School Subsidy program offered by Revesby Workers’ Club commenced back in 1986 when the Club supplied $11,000 to 22 schools in the local district. In 1999 the school subsidy program had progressed to fund 24 local school with a $1,000 subsidy, a subsidy that was later increased to $2,000 in 2001.

By 2011, the subsidy amount was once again increased to $3,000 and the Club offered as many as 28 local schools totalling $84,000. These annual subsidies paid to our local schools aligns with the Club’s purpose of being people focused and community proud by contributing to the education of our future.

As the program has run for many years, we have decided to change the structure to offer the potential to receive a larger subsidy to fund a much bigger project within schools which potentially benefits many more students both current and future.

Similar to our local ClubGRANTS scheme run by Council, the Club will open a grant round and invite our 28 local schools to submit an application for funding ranging from $3,000 to $30,000 to utilise for things such as undertaking a school project or introducing a new school program, apply for sponsorship, assist with a school event or purchase items required by the school.

Upon closing, our Education Committee will review all applications and select a number of recipients to receive funding equivalent of the $84,000 that we provide annually. Further detail in relation to the revised program will be communicated to our local schools shortly.

Recipients of The School Subsidy program.


On closing, we would like to wish all of our members a safe and happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the New Year and update you on the exciting things ahead for 2024.

Daryl Melham AM


Scott Bennetts



Membership Anniversary 2023

On Thursday 26 October, Revesby Workers’ Club held a special event for our members who celebrated their 25, 40 and 50 year member anniversary.

The event started with an afternoon tea for our 40 and 50 year members followed by a dinner for our 25 year members. Club President Daryl Melham, along with the Club’s Directors were present to congratulate all members who attended.

Our 40 & 50 year members were gifted a certificate, pin and a Revesby Workers’ Club “True to our Traditions” History book or USB and our 25 year members were gifted a certificate and pin. Congratulations to all our members who celebrated this milestone and hope to see you again in the next event.

Check out the photos from the event below!

40 & 50 Year Anniversary Morning Tea

25 Year Anniversary Dinner

Our Club Community | Heart of the Nation

Proud to be supporting Greg Page’s Heart of the Nation life-saving initiative

After suffering a cardiac arrest on 17 January 2020 while performing a bushfire relief show, the original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page is still with us today due to the life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”) available at the venue.

During his recovery, Greg was astounded to learn that 90% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital do not survive. In knowing this statistic, he made it his mission to educate all Australians on how to perform CPR and the importance of AEDs being more available in public places and their key role to surviving cardiac arrest.  This is how Heart of the Nation began under Greg’s direction with one key message “Call, push, shock”.

Call 000, Push on chest to perform CPR and Shock using the AED.

In August 2022, Revesby Workers’ Club provided $13,000 of funding through the ClubGRANTS scheme to Heart of the Nation with a view to installing life-saving AEDs in easily accessible public locations around the local community.

The Club reached out to local schools and businesses to determine who would be interested in housing an AED on their school gate and/or shop front and are proud to announce that the first four (4) Heart of the Nation AEDs were installed within our local community in July 2023.

Following the success of this initiative, the Club has funded a further $20,000 this year and in partnership with Heart of the Nation are looking forward to installing a further 4-5 AEDs in our local Community.

Together with Greg Page and Heart of the Nation, Revesby Workers’ Club would like to thank Tower Street Public School, Revesby South Public School, East Hills Boys Technology High School and McQ Smash Repairs for taking the lead in this initiative and being the first to house an AED on site.

We are looking forward to further installations over the next 12 months to ensure our community has access to these life saving devices.

Expressions of Interest: If you are a local resident, school, business or community organisation and you are interested in finding out more about Heart of the Nation or being considered for an AED, please contact Tenielle Symington at Revesby Workers’ Club via email at tenielles@rwc.org.au.

  1. Tower Street Public School – (L to R): Daryl Melham AM President of Revesby Workers’ Club, Karyn Ambrose School Principal, Greg Page AM CEO Heart of the Nation and Tenielle Symington ClubGRANTS Coordinator.
  2. Revesby South Public School – (L to R): Tenielle Symington ClubGRANTS Coordinator, Daryl Melham AM President of Revesby Workers’ Club, Natalie Campion School Administration Manager and Greg Page AM CEO Heart of the Nation.
  3. East Hills Boys Technology High School – (L to R): Tenielle Symington ClubGRANTS Coordinator, Greg Page AM CEO Heart of the Nation, Paul Abboud School Principal and Daryl Melham AM President of Revesby Workers’ Club.
  4. McQ Smash Repairs – (L to R): Dennis McHugh Owner, Greg Page AM CEO Heart of the Nation and Daryl Melham AM President of Revesby Workers’ Club.

Padstow Community Care Winter Appeal | Supporting Local Initiatives

Supporting Local Initiatives

The Revesby Workers’ Club supported the Padstow Community Care’s Winter Appeal this year by donating $2,000 and a winter clothing collection ‘Hope for a Coat’ to assist in supporting the most vulnerable across our community.

As the temperatures dropped and the costs of living soared, many families and households find it extremely challenging to make ends meet on everyday household and living costs such as food and groceries, electiricity and home loans, leading to financial hardship.

Additionally, those without a home to provide shelter from the cold, will have access to over 100 new and pre-loved winter coats, jackets, jumpers, beanies and scarves all donated by Revesby Workers’ Club staff as part of the winter clothing collection.

Donations to initiatives such as the Community Care Winter Appeal are a powerful way to help break the cycle of need in our community.

The Club and its staff understand the pressures experienced by families within the community and showed no hesitation in getting behind this Community Appeal to help make someones winter warmer.

Executive Report August 2023

Dear Members,

With the end of financial year now behind us, we look towards the second half of the calendar year with many of us starting the countdown towards the Christmas break.  We are happy to report that Revesby Workers’ Club recorded a profit of $xx, detail of which is outlined in the Financial Report, but more importantly that this enables our Club to continue to provide funding to our sub-clubs, invest in education through our school subsidy and scholarship program, consider sponsorships for charities and fundraising events and community projects to really give back to our members and wider Community.

Vale William Pearce (Foundation Member #68)

It is great sadness that we advise our members of the passing of Foundation Member William “Bill” Pearce on 3 July 2023 aged 97. Bill was one of the Club’s 8 remaining Foundation Members and living local, he still frequented the Club when he was able.

As a young married man having moved into Sphinx Avenue with his wife Jean, both Bill and Jean established themselves in the community where Bill became a member of the Workers Club.  He enjoyed socialising in the Sports Bar, playing snooker and darts and always had a bet on a Saturday with friends. When Bill reached retirement age, he celebrated with his family in the old dining room upstairs in the Club as you can see highlighted in the photo below. Upon losing his wife Jean in 1991, Bill became a regular golfer and with that came beers after each game in the Sports Bar with his golf buddies. The Club became such a great support for Bill in his later years since becoming a widow.

Bill was always very proud of the Revesby Workers’ Club, acknowledging the work within the community that it did and he always sang the praises of the staff and Directors and felt very proud to be part of the history and day to day life of such a great Community Club.

Bill’s retirement dinner with family in 1981. Bill is seated on the right side, far back, age 55. 

Vale Marijana Projcheski

31/10/1986 – 10/7/2023
A new mother, beloved wife and friend to many.

It is with heavy heart that we inform our Revesby Community of the sudden passing of Marijana Projcheski.

Many would remember her welcoming face as she greeted and farewelled you as part of our Guest Relations Team.

She will be remembered fondly and sadly leaves behind her husband Nick and month-old twin boys, Hunter and Hayden.

Marijana with her twin boys.

Notice of General Meeting – 3 October 2023 (BY-ELECTION)

Included in this Journal, members will find a Notice of General Meeting.

Under Rule 63 of the Revesby Workers’ Club Constitution, the Board of Directors call for a General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 3 October 2023 for the purposes of undertaking a By-Election to fill the casual vacancy on the Board of Revesby Workers’ Club following the resignation of previous Director Kylie Wilkinson.

Auditorium And Functions Renovations

As briefly mentioned in our previous Executive Report, the Board of Directors were reviewing a proposal for a much-needed renovation to our Auditorium and Functions area.  We can confirm that this proposal has since been approved and that these renovations are due to commence in January 2024.

Due to the volume of works being undertaken, the renovations are expected to take approximately 9 months meaning the Whitlam Theatre, Waratah, Acacia and Grevillia rooms will be unavailable from January through to September 2024.

We understand a closure of the functions area for such an extended period will put strain on the remaining function spaces within the Club and while our functions team will endeavour to look after as many bookings as possible, we appreciate your understanding during this time is appreciated.

We are excited to share the concept images below to give members an idea of our vision and to share what we believe will be a state of the art, modern, future focussed area for our members to enjoy in the future.

2023 ClubGRANTS

2023 Canterbury Bankstown Council run ClubGRANTS (Category 1) were open for applications from Tuesday 14 March 2023 and closed on Friday 21 April 2023.

163 applications were received and reviewed by the ClubGRANTS Committee with 21 being wholly or partly funded by Revesby Workers’ Club. These organisations include:

  • Bankstown City Aged Care – Creating a home like environment in aged care
  • Bankstown District Uniting Church – English Second Language Classes for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Bankstown Koori Elders Group – Ceramic and Aboriginal cultural projects
  • Biyani House – Revesby Women’s Shelter – Operations Support
  • Broderick Gillawarna School – Smell, touch, look and listen – Sensory Garden
  • Caroline Chisholm School – Outdoor pool shade cover structure
  • Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre – Resources for family on-line cooking classes
  • Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre – Let’s extend the Counselling support to Family and DV Victims
  • Headway Adult Development Program Inc – Serving Canterbury Bankstown for 40 years (Cooling for Life Edition)
  • Mercy Works Ltd – Mercy Connect – Mentoring Program for Refugee and Asylum Seeker Students
  • Morris Children’s Fund Inc – Music Therapy at 3 schools that cater for children with a disability
  • Nanghami Ngallia Aboriginal Corporation – Nanghami Ngallia Outreach Program
  • Our National Heart Pty Ltd – Heart of the Nation Communities
  • Revesby Uniting Church – Kidsplay @ Revesby
  • Richmond PRA – Headspace Hangout
  • St Luke the Evangelist Parish Church Revesby – The Perfect Blend
  • St Vincent De Paul Society – Vinnies Bankstown Support Centre (New Freezer for food provisions)
  • The Multicultural Network – Seniors Aged Care Program
  • The Potters House Revesby – Revesby 180
  • Whitlam Institute – Civics and Citizenship for Young Australians
  • Women’s Justice Network – My Way Youth Mentoring

All organisations who were successful in receiving whole or part funding have been invited to attend a ClubGRANTS presentation ceremony at Bankstown Sports Club on Friday, 4 August 2023.

Annual General Meeting

A copy of the 2023 Notice of Annual General Meeting also included within.  Please note our AGM is scheduled for Sunday, 29 October 2022 at 10am and will be held on the Club’s premises.

If you have any questions for the AGM, please ensure they are received in writing 7 business days prior to the meeting.

We look forward to our members’ attendance in support of the Club.

Daryl Melham AM


Scott Bennetts


Revesby Workers’ Cricket Club | Home-Grown Star

Home-Grown Star

Ashleigh “Ash” Gardner emerged as one of Revesby Workers‘ Cricket Club’s finest talents. She developed her all-round game before eventually debuting in the Australian women’s Twenty20 team against New Zealand in 2017.

Jumping forward, Ashleigh is currently in England playing for Australia in the Women’s Ashes Series, which is played with several formats of the game. The first match was a rare 5-day match, where Ash excelled with her spin bowling taking an amazing 4 wickets for 99 runs in the first innings and an even more amazing 8/66 in the second innings – a total of 12 wickets for 165 for the match, a record tally for any Australian woman, also winning the Player of the Match award. Earlier this year she was also selected by the Gurjarat Giants to play in the inaugural Women’s Premier League in India for a huge valuation of $558,000.

At only 26 years of age, Ash has already amassed many achievements and awards including the Women’s World Cup championship in 2022, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Championships in 2018 and 2020, Commonwealth Games Gold Medal in 2022, Women’s National Cricket League Championship in 2016-17 and 2018-19 and Women’s Big Bash League Championships with the Sydney Sixes in 2016-17 and 2017-18.  She was awarded the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup player of the Final in 2018 and the very prestigious Belinda Clark Medal in 2022, having been judged the most outstanding Australian female cricketer of the season.

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, Ash set up her Ashleigh Gardner Foundation, took up painting Indigenous art, at which she is considered to be excellent, and spent time discovering her Indigenous heritage, of which she is immensely proud.

The Ashleigh Gardner Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established to give Aboriginal children a positive experience at school and a healthier start to the day by providing breakfast and unstructured play, encouraging them to complete their education, long term.

Ashleigh “Ash” Gardner

Player Sporting Assistance | Supporting Sport Development

Supporting Sport Development

Revesby Workers’ Club generously provide Sporting Assistance to any Revesby Workers’ Club athlete who attends representative events interstate and internationally.

In the last quarter, we have been proud to support the following members of Illawong Revesby Workers’ Senior Athletics who all participates in the NSW Junior Track and Field Championships in Brisbane in April:

  • Kurt Michael (Under 17 – Boys High Jump);
  • Rosalee Floyd-Kerr (Under 16 – 800m);
  • Channary Royal (Under 16 – 400m);
  • Karina Bell (Javelin, Discuss and High Jump);
  • Helena Macarthur (Under 17 – Girls High Jump).